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Graeme Wright is the owner of Hullabaloo, a new ice cream and coffee food truck serving patrons at the Red Barn on West Saanich. (Photo by Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff).

VIDEO: Cool treats, warm bevvies a specialty for new Saanich food truck

Hullabaloo owner Graeme Wright passionate about blending green space with sustainability

Graeme Wright is the owner of Hullabaloo, a new ice cream and coffee food truck serving patrons at the Red Barn on West Saanich. (Photo by Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff).
The University of Victoria will work with municipalities in Greater Victoria to develop memorandums of understanding. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria municipalities work with University of Victoria to enhance partnerships

The District of Saanich, Oak Bay and the City of Victoria to strengthen academic joint initiatives

The University of Victoria will work with municipalities in Greater Victoria to develop memorandums of understanding. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich is moving ahead with plans to ban plastic bags. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich will soon say goodbye to single-use plastic bags

Checkout bag regulation bylaw coming into effect later this summer

The District of Saanich is moving ahead with plans to ban plastic bags. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cyclists in Saanich are concerned for their safety on Burnside Road West near Prospect Lake Road. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rumble strips removed from Saanich’s Burnside Road West improvements

Cyclists opposed to plan relieved to hear their voices were heard

Cyclists in Saanich are concerned for their safety on Burnside Road West near Prospect Lake Road. (Black Press Media file photo)
International real estate firm Central Walk has finalized a deal to purchase Mayfair Mall from Ivanhoe Cambridge. (Black Press Media file photo).

Real estate companies complete sale of Victoria’s Mayfair centre

Victoria’s bustling shopping centre now under ownership of Central Walk

International real estate firm Central Walk has finalized a deal to purchase Mayfair Mall from Ivanhoe Cambridge. (Black Press Media file photo).
If funding is received, Rutledge Park could see improvements such as a new water park, washrooms and playground enhancements. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Community association has fingers crossed for upgrades to Saanich’s Rutledge Park

Improvements would allow for better utilization of park, advocate says

If funding is received, Rutledge Park could see improvements such as a new water park, washrooms and playground enhancements. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Teale Phelps Bondaroff extensively researched and then began a petition aiming to permanently ban gas-powered leaf blowers in Saanich. Having gathered 544 signatures, he was part of a productive discussion at the May 31 council meeting. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Leaf blower ban petition attracts 544 signatures, sparks discussion by Saanich council

Mayor wants staff to look into noise, enviromental impacts of all of the district’s equipment

Teale Phelps Bondaroff extensively researched and then began a petition aiming to permanently ban gas-powered leaf blowers in Saanich. Having gathered 544 signatures, he was part of a productive discussion at the May 31 council meeting. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Saanich police on Tuesday arrested a man with a long history of thefts from vehicles. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Saanich police arrest man in relation to series of thefts from vehicles

Rash of thefts prompt police reminder not to leave valuables in vehicles

Saanich police on Tuesday arrested a man with a long history of thefts from vehicles. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
A Saanich-wide study will be conducted to determine how to effectively share parks among dog-owners and residents who disagree with off-leash areas in public parks. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich unleashes major study of dogs in parks

‘Paws-in-Parks’ pilot study looks at sharing areas effectively in off-leash public parks

A Saanich-wide study will be conducted to determine how to effectively share parks among dog-owners and residents who disagree with off-leash areas in public parks. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich Police have confirmed that an altercation between a 16-year-old male and a 34-year-old man on north Douglas Street near Uptown on June 1 led to the latter’s death. The teen has been charged with manslaughter. (Black Press Media file photo)

Teen charged in street fight where man fatally struck by truck in Saanich

A 34-year-old man died after being struck by a commercial truck following altercation

Saanich Police have confirmed that an altercation between a 16-year-old male and a 34-year-old man on north Douglas Street near Uptown on June 1 led to the latter’s death. The teen has been charged with manslaughter. (Black Press Media file photo)
Wesbild has submitted finalized plans for the University Heights redevelopment project. (Photo courtesy Wesbild Holdings Ltd.)

UPDATE: The Home Depot gains expansion work in University Heights redevelopment plan

Proposal for residential and shopping complex moving forward

Wesbild has submitted finalized plans for the University Heights redevelopment project. (Photo courtesy Wesbild Holdings Ltd.)
Saanich Municipal Hall standalone May 2021 (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich council rejects call for separate tax rate for single-family homes

Coun. Zac de Vries said motion was aimed at reducing climate impact

Saanich Municipal Hall standalone May 2021 (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
James Taylor, a Saanich resident and member of the Curve Lake First Nation in Ontario, will lead a Greater Victoria healing walk on June 3. He’ll be tying 215 orange ribbons along the Pat Bay Highway in memory of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were discovered last week in Kamloops. (Black Press Media file photo)

Indigenous man to lead healing walk Thursday on Hwy. 17 through Greater Victoria

Saanich resident James Taylor will hang 215 orange ribbons to honour residential school children

James Taylor, a Saanich resident and member of the Curve Lake First Nation in Ontario, will lead a Greater Victoria healing walk on June 3. He’ll be tying 215 orange ribbons along the Pat Bay Highway in memory of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were discovered last week in Kamloops. (Black Press Media file photo)
Man taken into custody after pedestrian was found deceased at scene (Black Press Media File Photo)

Altercation led to pedestrian death near Uptown centre, Saanich police say

Man taken into custody at scene of fatal incident on Douglas Street

Man taken into custody after pedestrian was found deceased at scene (Black Press Media File Photo)
Lou-Ann Neel, member of Kwakwaka’wakw tribe of the Pacific Northwest Coast, gives a heartfelt speech at an afternoon vigil at the Mungo Martin House in Victoria’s Thunderbird Park to honour the lives of 215 children whose remains were found recently outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Victoria vigil honours Indigenous children buried at Kamloops residential school

Memorial created at Mungo Martin House in Thunderbird Park to help grieve loss of children

Lou-Ann Neel, member of Kwakwaka’wakw tribe of the Pacific Northwest Coast, gives a heartfelt speech at an afternoon vigil at the Mungo Martin House in Victoria’s Thunderbird Park to honour the lives of 215 children whose remains were found recently outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
A proposal coming to Saanich council tonight (May 31) seeks support for a provincial plan that has potential to raise single-family home tax rates in the district based on climate and financial impacts compared to multi-family residences. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich councillor wants to tie climate impact of single-family homes to municipal tax rates

Early stages move has potential to raise tax rates for homeowners, discussion tonight (May 31)

A proposal coming to Saanich council tonight (May 31) seeks support for a provincial plan that has potential to raise single-family home tax rates in the district based on climate and financial impacts compared to multi-family residences. (Black Press Media file photo)
A collaborative totem project led by artist Carey Newman (at microphone) is unveiled during a ceremony at Oaklands Elementary School in Victoria. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Collaborative totem project unveiled at Victoria’s Oaklands elementary

Legacy Totem Pole Project led by Carey Newman a nearly three-year project involving students

A collaborative totem project led by artist Carey Newman (at microphone) is unveiled during a ceremony at Oaklands Elementary School in Victoria. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)